VALPARAISO | The century-old Victorian building at 60 Jefferson St. that housed the Needle and Thread gave way to the wrecker's claw Thursday.
One hundred years ago, three businessmen envisioned being able to travel across the country.
VALPARAISO | The building at 204 Lincolnway started out as a livery stable when it first opened as the Empire Hall building in 1901, according to records at the Valparaiso Public Library.
VALPARAISO | Passengers have long since stopped getting off at the train depot next to the Canadian National tracks on North Calumet Avenue, but preservationists are hoping to save the century-old station from the wrecking ball.
VALPARAISO | Most people don't expect to find tombstones when they are digging in their yard, but Mike Pardo found fragments of one while trenching around the foundation of his house recently.
VALPARAISO | He's been the symbol of Christmas for generations of Valparaiso children, but his origins and his actual size are shrouded in mystery.
Tracing the family roots became a popular pastime decades ago following the broadcast of the TV miniseries "Roots," but it has really taken off with the advent of Internet sites such as ancestry.com and familysearch.org.
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